Gem, Rock, and Mineral Postage Stamps From
New Zealand


Official Name: New Zealand
Alternate Names: NZ
Monetary Units: New Zealand pound (£NZ). New Zealand dollar replaced the New Zealand pound at a rate of 1 $NZ to 10 shillings of old currency. 1 New Zealand dollar ($NZ) = 100 cents
Location: Oceania, islands in the South Pacific Ocean, southeast of Australia.
Mineral Resources: Iron ore, sand, coal, gold, limestone.



New Zealand Scott 755 New Zealand Scott 756 New Zealand Scott 757
Nephrite (Jade)
New Zealand
Scott 755
1 cent
Quartz (var. Agate)
New Zealand
Scott 756
2 cents
Pyrite
New Zealand
Scott 757
3 cents
 
New Zealand Scott 758 New Zealand Scott 759 New Zealand Scott 760
Quartz (var. Amethyst)
New Zealand
Scott 758
4 cents
Quartz (var. Carnelian)
New Zealand
Scott 759
5 cents
Sulfur
New Zealand
Scott 760
9 cents

This set of 6 stamps was issued on 1 Dec 1982 and shows natural, unpolished specimens.
Scott 756 and 759 show cross-sections of a nodule and a geode, respectively.



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